Land Governance and the Information Society

Land Governance and the Information Society

Mohamed Timoulali (GTOPIC sarl, Morocco)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5939-9.ch002

Abstract

In a globalized world evolving into knowledge societies and economies, geographic information plays a very important role, as illustrated by the spatially enabled society (SES) concept. In this context, the role of a modern cadastre in the good governance of land for sustainable development is worth noting. The international and regional agendas and various initiatives related to these themes are examined to deduce the emerging global trends and the possible transformation of the national statistical. One of the prerequisites for an integrated information system is the availability of harmonized data and the interoperability between the various dedicated systems. This depends on the effectiveness of the national statistical system and the establishment of a national spatial infrastructure. The institutional and organizational arrangements for better land governance are discussed. The resulting technological infrastructure to be implemented is then addressed.
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A Modern Cadastre For Good Land Governance

The role of a modern cadastre in good land governance is highlighted by Williamson, Enemark, Wallace, and Rajabifard, 2009, While the role of geographic information in the knowledge society, and Spatially Enabled Society (SES) Is discussed in (FIG, 2012).

The publications addressed the following pillars to achieve the SES vision:

  • The legal framework supporting the institutional structure of sharing discovery and access to data, the concept of multi-source data integration and interoperability, the positioning infrastructure

  • The concept of multi-source data integration and interoperability

  • A positioning infrastructure to benefit from the possibilities of available precision

  • A spatial data infrastructure to facilitate data sharing, reduce duplication and link producers, suppliers to users on the basis of common goals

  • Information on ownership as a dominant topic between government, business, and citizens about land and water resources

  • Data and information in order to respect the basic principles to increase availability and interoperability of freely reusable data from different actors and sectors.

In the 2016 edition of United Nations e-Government Survey conducted every two years, the Survey featured the global and regional trends, and provided new evidence that e-government has the potential to help support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

In line with the call of United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for a close alignment between WSIS and SDG processes, the WSIS Action lines facilitators have been working together to further implement the WSIS-SDGs Matrix (ITU, 2017).

Figure 1.

WSIS-SDG Matrix

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ITU, 2017.

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